Queens Park Rangers midfielder Luke Freeman was the subject of a fair amount if interest during the August transfer window and the club did reportedly reject firm offers from both Blackburn Rovers and Middlesbrough for the 26-year-old’s services.
Owner and former chairman Tony Fernandes even took to social media to make a promise to the fans that he wouldn’t be sold that window and that promise came to pass, much to the delight of many in the fanbase.
With a clear turn in form for the club in the season of 2018/19 as we put our bad start under head coach Steve McClaren behind us and now find ourselves only a couple of points off the Play-Off spots, Freeman has played his part in that with three goals in 15 appearances so far, and his been discussing his contract situation this week.
Having come in from Bristol City for a snip £350,000 as his deal at Ashton Gate was running down, nobody wants to be on the wrong side of that ourselves but he does still have 18 months left on his current deal, so stating to West London Sport that he’s in ‘no rush’ to pen a new deal shouldn’t be a concern to anyone – there’s plenty of time left yet.
“It’s been talked about but there’s no rush as far as I’m concerned. I’ve got two years left so it’s not like I’m coming towards the end of my contract. I’m very happy at QPR and we’ll see what happens. I’m only 26 and not in a situation where I need the security. I feel like time is on my side.”
Plenty of options available given the length of his contract and I’m sure both parties know where each other stand and with the club making contact already I’d imagine Freeman is pleased with that, but if talks are ongoing, however slow, it should make the process simpler and more likely that a deal can be done that suits all.